Concept transfer from the life sciences into materials science

Peter T. Glink, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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The use of self-assembly processes, which are presided over by noncovalent bonding interactions, has led to the construction of a variety of mechanically-entwined and interlocked entities - namely, the so-called pseudorotaxanes, rotaxanes and catenanes - of nanometre size. Although these superstructures and structures are entirely unnatural in their forms, they have been constructed utilising approaches akin to those occurring in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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